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not be such a bad thing. it candidates there i indicatest there. it is going to be an option in 1919. the eraser law allows miners to remove content or information. other states are considering similar bills. and in the u.s. senate ed markey has reintroduced his federal legislation called "the do not track kids" act. not everyone is on board. critics say while the purpose of the law is ai is is admirable. but it's not the right approach. it's collecting more data on children just to comply. how will this delete button help kids, and should adults be allowed to erase their online indiscretions as well? >> we are go to amber where she specializes in technology policy. and emma, director of the free expression project. and joy spencer joins us from the digital center for democracy. and katie is assistant edit of slate who has been critical of eraser laws. meg, explain the thought process behind laws like the one we just saw get signed in california. why are these types of laws being proposed? >> things that we are seeing, a general fear, of this permanent record, we're all creating these permanent reco
night is there for a violation of civil not criminal laws. that locking them up when they pose no threat makes no sense. >> we should be releasing people who pose, you know, no risk to communities, who aren't a security risk. who have equities here, rather than rounding up more and more people. >> cheryl arranged for us to meet one of her clients who was recently released. she lives over an hour's drive from miami. >> this is ahomestead, florida, a large mexican population south of miami, she was going to the broward detention center for six months. >> alejandra, not her real name, had had years of abuse from her husband. she hoped to have asylum in the united states. a few months after arriving alejandra was on the bus when she was stopped by immigration officials. >> they didn't ask for everyone's papers? >> no, no [ spanish ] >> she was hand cuftd and spent a couple of nights at the local jail before being transferre transferred to broward. [ spanish ] >> alejandra is still fighting her immigration case. she is one of the lucky few to get out without being deported. [ spanish ] if >>
from his health care law. he struck a nerve when he talked about the middle class and how many americans are learning. we'll take a look at this with an american who knows what it's like to live that way. first, mike viqueira at the white house >> the facts are beyond dispute. the government sought to highlight the gap between the rich and poof. he was up to two themes. these are themes struck throughout the presidency, first and second term. he talked about the gap between rich and poor and talking about trying to raise the minimum wage. he got behind that, backing a height or legislation and congress that's $0.10 an hour. many states are moving on their own. the president deniably is trying to shore up a political base after a rocky rollout of democrats are dispirited. this is the latest in a series of event where the president spoke to the base and what he said was music to the democratic base's years, talking about income despair itty and stronger union, tying the affordable care act into the theme. >> the idea that a child may never escape the poverty becau
. the fear is with no rule of law there will be mob justice. after days of killing some people have had enough. ftc they're out for revenge. nasane mashiri, al jazeera, bangui. >> the majority of the crircht nation overthrown by muslim rebels. the clock is ticking once again for congress for lawmakers, it is the final week of the year. both houses in washington at the same time both houses facing a laundry list of items to be voted on. the biggest is of course the budget. to avoid a shutdown like happened in october. libby casey, what happens if congress doesn't meet its end of the year deadline? >> the first deadline we're coming up really fast friday, december the 13th. this is when 29 members of the house and senate a budget conference committee to put out their proposal on how to keep this government running and funded. paul ryan chairman of the house and patty murray, one republican one democrat engaging in talks, don't expect them to come up with a big proposal but a modest proposal could keep the government funded and running past the next deadline we're watching, january 15th. t
. the federal law kicks into place when the recession happened. it was a chance to given meshes more time to be on the benefits. up to 18 months. without this law, there's only about six months of unemployment, some have everybody less, so the democrats are trying to make a case that they need to be extended because they expire on december 28th. >> what's the reason response to this. >> well, house speaker today said if president obama has a plan on paper to extend them, he will take a look at it, so that is a little bit of a hint of some potential break through, however, he reviewed the republican perspective of it's about the economy, and we have a plan to improve the economy, and that's not related to social benefit programs. >> that we create more american jobs and better american wages. the republicans continue to focus on strengthening the economy for middle class families. that's why we passed nearly 150 bills many of them will help our economy, they are still sitting in the united states senate. so you hear a difference, how republicans approach things and democrats approach thing
are not exempt from public information laws and the state wanted to protect survivors of the shooting and loved ones of the 26 victims and the town of newtown said the tape also be released on wednesday. the northern plains in north midwest are dealing with cold temperatures but it's about to get much worse and let's bring in nicole mitchell. >> we have a brutal system coming from canada pulling the air down and it moved through the dakotas and starting to move into nebraska with all the moisture along with it but the cold air is going to take a couple days to really settle in. so if you are getting a taste of the cold air and saying this is it, no, wait until thursday and friday morning and even into the weekend and that is when we will see the worst of it but we have had widespread areas of snow and some is heavy snow and places like arrow head in minnesota could get a foot and a half and a couple places isolated two feet of snow so that is almost up to waist high you will be digging out of. widespread and you get the cold and the wind. the wind will be blowing it so interstates like 90 will
to file class action law suits, helping to avoid costly court cases about overtime and wage issues. workers will not be able to ban together over workplace disputes. >> the midwest rapped in a chill. let's go to nicole mitchell, meteorologist. >>> good morning, the temperatures dropped scantly after the last few days, and going down more as we head to the weekend. look at the national pictures. parts of colorado, and into the northern area of minnesota. that's where we have seen a couple of persistent bands. if you go back not to 5am yesterday or 5am the day before. you have consistent know since then, and the totals, places north, like two harbours over two feet. you may think it sounds awful and there has been a lot of accidents. people are starting to rack up the cross country skiing. more on the way today. as we go over time, it's blowing. temperatures are dropping and we have at winter storm warnings up. it is spreading south. some places to the south where we see fog. the combination of the warm hair, dense fog, arkansas and texas, we saw some of this, making the driving diff
dalibhunga, which means trouble maker, he lived up to his name. after studying law he dedicated himself to apartheid. a system imposed on the black african. nelson mandela was arrested in sentenced to life in prison. he spent 28 years behind bars, mostly in a tiny cell on robin island near cape town. nelson mandela's brutal imprisonment led to tuberculosis and damaged eye sight. his fame grew and the world clamoured for the release of a man the symbol of the civil rights movement. finally he walked out of prison. four years later he was elected south africa's first president. let's examine the man behind the status. our first guest had a strong connection. his grandfather taught mandela and his grandmother visited the south african leader in prison. it's a pleasure to have you here. i know you are the headmaster of the groten school. i'm glad you took time on what must be a hard day, given the family connections you had and you know him yourself. >> thank you for having me, i'm honoured to be here and i thank groten school for allowing me to be here. the man would have loved that. >> te
action network, filed a law sued a few months ago. we repealed public at four, the emergency manager legislation. the governor came back with the same legislation, attached it to some money so it couldn't be repealed again, made it repeal proof. we feel the city of detroit never went into bankruptcy. you have to think about it like this: this mayor did not lead us into the bankruptcy. the city council never voted for bankruptcy. we feel it is illegal. on the other end of this the state and the city put $400 million together to build a new hockey arena here in the city of detroit. we are paying millions of dollars to jones a and lawyers, across the city of detroit and the nation, to to lead the bankruptcy... ..we are paying a lot of money out now that we could put in a place where we could make sure that we take care of the pensioners. >> we are talking $20 billion, not $400 million. >> yes, but what we have to understand is the nation is dealing with the same issue. cleveland and atlanta, la, are all dealing with the same issue. the way to solve it is not on the backs of the pensione
. housing is up in this area, but our wages aren't up. >> the 21-year-old son-in-law wakes up and gets her son ready before heading fork work. >> we go down to the basement and around to back and start preparing everything for the place to open which was different from the shiny wow piece of the government that they are seeing. >> that's kind of how we feel. wow. we are at the bottom. we are at a part where people don't even see us. >> niya and her son live at her parents' house with her four brothers and sisters. having a playing field helps us you be able to buy more, helps the economy. >> she was part of 100 people who rallied outside of the washington, d.c. chamber council for a minimum wage. >> congress's failure to act and congress's failure to take care of those who have been left behind, not just from the recession but the people who want things to become better and better. we are becoming a hunt tree of haves and have nots. we need to be sure we have a living wage. >>> members of the council have one more round of voting before it goes through. president of the dc chamber of comme
. it shocked many. their sentences were handed down in the same week as restricted protest laws. millions are being forced out of their country in droves. a lack of food has left them it'so late. >> we have this report. >> hundreds of refugees from fighting and distribution in their country. they walked several kilometres in the cold in rain. this 80-year-old arrived with her mentally challenged son. food supplies have been cut off. bakeries have been destroyed. there's no food or drink. if people see someone with a loaf of bread, they bid like at an auction. most are poor and dest it ute and is have to pay smugglers to ensure the safe effort. the revies arrival was with nothing more than documents. for most they experienced the longest journey to safety. three months ago. these people were turned away at the boarder. know they do. >> >> translation: i am sure the camp is better than living under air strikes. we lost a lot of family members. >> syrians used to cross into jordan. heavy fighting prevented thousands crossing through. this longer, safer route is crossing near the border into
or elsewhere if you're going to be covered by january 1st when the law kicks in. >> all those procrastinators will start to enroll. mike viqueira live, mike, thank you. >> meteorologist: i'm meteorologist dave warren. the problem is in the southern plains. wichita is just above a quarter mile visibility that has caused a number of road accidents along 45 and 40. headlights barely visible, and that's because of visibility is down. it could be clear and then you run into dense fog. so take your time on the roadways there. the radar plus the cloud shows that it's clear. it's the low clouds and fog in place here. but the radar plus clouds is changing in the northwest. as the storm moves in it will impact weather across the country. and we'll have all the details coming up on the national forecast. >> thank you. coming up, tensions escalate as anti-government escalations take a violent turn in thailand. plus one of the four olympic gold medals won by track and star field jesse owens at the berlin games is up for auction. >> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. egyptian police fire
pensioner's rights. their council will argue that state law prohibits a bankruptcy court from impairing their rights. that's what the negotiation will be about before there's any litigation. >> okay. and i just want to clarify that this ruling is happening right now, and the judge is still talking about his reasoning. but we know he appears to have approved the eligibility. isn't there something -- is this bankruptcy the only path for detroit? was this the only way out in your estimation? >> yes. the fact is there are serious financial problems facing the city. they have to be fixed, and the reason that i say it's the only path, it's the only effective path to fix the problem. other cities have avoided it, but what i suspect is the problem with detroit, there are too many players, the liabilities are too big, too many competing interests, and if there's any chance of fixing them, chapter 9 represents it. >> i understand the next step is the emergency manager needs to submit a plan on how detroit will come out of this. how soon might we see that plan submitted? >> according to the news r
because of the small number of actual laws that they have been able to pass. we saw them push back today, a lot of blame getting thrown out around. and john boehner pointed the finger at democrats and the counterpoint from president obama and other democrats saying there needs to be more bipartisanship and the republicans are the cause of trouble here in washington. but a lot of issues have been on the table for a long time. the farm bill has been in talks for months and a couple of key issues keep getting in the way and republicans and democrats cannot agree on them. one example is food stamps. there are cuts on the table. how deep those cuts should go is the question of real debate. >> libby casey reporting from capitol hill. thank you. and food stamps one of the issues president obama was talking about today. he said the income gap between rich and poor americans keeps growing. during a major speech in washington, income inequality is jeffer dieing the middle class and he wants to make sure that the economy works for everyone. who was this speech directed at. >> reporter: that's a gre
of the police force on the street. so let's have a look these are streets. >> i am not violating any law. >> in two san francisco bay area cities known for crime oakland and rimmond westbound. >> but now, police in both of these cities have high tech back-ups. electronic ears listening for gunfire, 24/7. he lectronic eyes monitoring police and perps alike. even the cars on this street. officer chris tong is patrolling the streets of richmond that. ding you hear is the sound of a license plate reader. watch what happens when he passes a stolen vehicle. >> it's just triggered on an unoccupied vehicle. turn around and take a look what we've got here. >> the unoccupied vehicle was a stolen nissan sentra caught by the high-speed infrared camera, a series of computer algorithims identified the vehicle's license plate and checked it against a database of wanted cars all in a matter of seconds. >> license plate reader keeps track of a lot of the information that the vehicle was indeed stolen when the vehicle was reported stolen, when we located the vehicle. center. >> these cameras scan several
understands. if they fail to come to an agreement they don't extend current law the price of a gallon of milk could double some $7 a gallon. that will hit home especially if unemployment extended unemployment benefits are not extended by this congress. the people taking it in the next one more time. those in the lower income groups. >> and trying to keep up technology. the senate working on a plastic gun ban. >> reporter: this is something that has been in place since the reagan administration, but gun control advocates say there is a problem. what has to happen, any gun that is predominantly made of plastic has to have a metal part to make it secure. one problem is that that metal, that piece of metal under current law can be easily detached. for any reason someone would want to do something like than there is a proposal to make that put in plastic guns. that's likely to fail. >> and you and i know that they will take their vacation , but t seems to america that congress is doing less and less and they're on vacation more and more. >> reporter: when you include the post office namings, and p
. that's essentially what the law reads. but it's detachable, chuck schumer wants to make it undetachable. doesn't go far in the united states congress del. >> mike viqueria our white house correspondent thank you very much. >> all righty. >> president obama is heading to south africa to head the delegation hong honoring former president nelson mandela. with him are first lady michelle obama and presidents clinton and carter are expected to attend the services. george h.w. bush will be the only living u.s. president who will not be in attendance. the town where the former president grew up, workers are setting up a massive dome ahead of the state funeral which takes place on sunday. nelson mandela will lie in state at pretoria. from wednesday through sun. desmond tutu, the nelson mandela center, hosting a service to celebrate the iconic leader. as allen schauffler, reports: >> this is nelson mandela square one of the tribute sites set up around this country. it is also the heart of high end retail in johannesburg in one of the richest districts in this country. and as we found out today,
of criminal law. i askedfaiza why the new york city commissioner job is so important. >> important. >> it is the largest police department in the country. as new york goes, a lot of people are looking to see how it's conducting policing, what kind of tact i can it's using. >> maybe a man named bill braton who used to be the commissioner in new york, currently in los angeles. do you think it's a good move? >> i think that the new police commissioner has to do an important thing, rebuild relations with minority communities in the city. we have seen a drop decline. many credit bill braton from his first term when he used to be police commissioner for having put in place the systems that have led to this drop in crime we have seen over the decade but at the same time, what's happened over the last decade is that the relations have been shattered. this is true for the african-american and hispanic communities in the city who have been targeted by stop and frisk apologized which have been very excessive in which some 90% of the people stop and frisk by the nypd or either black or latino
what is in the case. and because of criminal law, she is not held to secrecy, and that she can is able to express herself before the prez. and that she cannot only not give you a copy of the document, that i gave to her as original this morning, this is forbidden under the law, but she has the right to communicate to you if she so wishes, what she has received as information this morning. and it is in this very strict legal context that we have decided to hold this, so she can express herself, and that once she has expressed herself, everyone can leave her alone. that's it. so to focus the information on the context, which is suddenly an obviously of world importance, this is normal that suha arafat express herself, and she is doing so through the communications that she about to give you. >> good evening, as you know, i have lost my husband. on the 11th of october, 2004, following what was given to me as as a cerebral hemorrhage as a result of intestinal complications. blue no sign of fever had been assessed at the time. and numerous rumors have. it is after these conditions that 2011
country you cannot by law make public these results. mrs. arafat has given some indications of what the report has said as has an expert who was invited to view the results but there is no way to publish them and have a transparent debate. but we're going off non-experts talking about it. we do know polonium was found, but they're saying raydon gas caused it. and swiss are saying that the poisoning by polonium caused this. >> new details on the deadly trail derailment in new york city. the brake systems were working properly, but the crash may have been caused by human error. i want you to pick up on these lines. we're hearing reports that a nine official said the engineer found himself nodding off before the accident. >> that's what the associated press is reporting and there have been other published reports that said he zoned out a bit before the accident. the ntsb was asked about this. they said they were in the midst of engineering the enginee engine--interviewing the engineer and could not confirm those reports. but he was on the second day of a nine-day--five day shift, a rou
's principal said student had been shot and was en route to the hospital. law enforcement officers were at the scene and they were observing all safety procedures. we'll bring you more information as we get it. >>> in a matter of just ten days the nation will mark the one year anniversary of the sandy hook massacre. today brought a painful remind reminder. prosecutors have released 911 called. al jazeera will not air those calls. >> reporter: we did listen to seven calls shortly after fires were shot inside sandy hook elementary school. a woman called the police dispatcher and said she had glimpsed someone running down the hall with a gun saying they were still shooting. and glass had been shot out but the school was on lock down. officers entered the school nine minutes after the 911 call. by then the shooting was over and adam lanza had killed himself after takings lives of 20 children and six educators. >> we're not playing the calls and for obvious reasons, but i'm still curious as to the tone of the calls you listened to. >> reporter: some of them were calm. the custodian was a lit
over conditions at the school. he moved to johannesburg, studied law and joined the african national congress, a political and religious movement fighting segregation. it grew sharper when south africa elected a white government passing laws taking racism to the extreme. the resettlement of 3 million, deprives the right to vote and travel. stripping them of citizenship. nelson mandela was 30. he was convinced peaceful demonstrations would never be enough. he helped to form and one an amped guerilla movement. a campaign of bombings and sabotage in the '60s led to his arrest and prosecution along with others in the movement. convicted but spared a death sentence, nelson mandela would spend a quarter of a century, 27 years behind prison walls, 18 of them at the notorious robin island. outside the fight grew more fears. aggression and violence focussed the attention of the world on racism. nelson mandela became the most famous prisoner in the world. the powerful international condemnation and growing domestic unrest chipped away at apart hide until nelson mandela was released from prison
. >>> the brother-in-law of thaiksin shinawatra. he delivered another fiery speech among tens of thousands of supporters and repeated his call for a reform committee to run the country. this means that from now on the people will appoint a people's prime minister and a people's government. from now on we will have the people's counsel doing the legislating. >> the protestors ago seem like they're settling in for another long fight even though this was supposed to be their last day. wayne hay, bangkok. >>> trip is intended to repair regulations between the two countries. but as zintai thai records from islamabad, this was mired in controversy. >> this is the first time, u.s. secretary of defense chuck hagel came for talks with noa sharif. including the u.s. raid in which osama bin laden was captured and killed. >> this is not a one off trip. this is part of a series of high level meetings between washington and islamabad, secretary kerry was here previously and the fact that these high level officials are going and coming means that both countries give this relationship a great deal of impo
in prime minister. last week or 10 days ago she tried to get a law adopted through which he would be allowed to return. strictly speaking if he returns he should go straight to scral and not collect a legendry 200. the people have said enough. he symbolizes core uption in thai politics, and the conflict between the rural areas where he has supported and the city. >> which is why so many are upset at his sister. she said she is no longer trying to pass a bill that would have given her brother amnesty. let's listen in. >> the amnesty - what happened in thailand is people agreed, but not agree on the detail of the combination. that's why a lot of people view about the amnesty. >> there's not going to be anything more. there's rumours it may come back after 180 day. >> no, we accept that it's over. >> she's trying to calm the people there. is it enough? >> no, it's not. she's lost that ground. >> too late. >> look at her response to that question. there is a very serious issue about democracy and corruption in thailand. the army has always sorted out the problem, supported by the king
in law enforcement yourself. we want to bring in bruce whittaker, the mayor of fullerton. and he pushed for the release of the surveillance video of kelly thomas's beating. can you tell us about the impact of this video and why it is so important that it be released to the public? >> yes, thank you. the reason that i felt that release of the video, audio and video of the altercations were so important was that we received a very loud and clear signal from the public who were aghast at what had occurred and they very much were interested in particulars. and what exactly had happened. >> it is not a short video. >> no, in fact the complete video is available online on youtube. it's about 34 minutes. and i've urged some people who are very curious about what happened to gird themselves a little bit and watch that video. >> would you say by encouraging the release of this and you really fought for this video to be released to the general public were you in some way being anti-law enforcement in trying to expose this? >> no. in fact, it was my view that we take the wrong view on what to prot
studies law, and joins the african national congress, a political party and resistence moving fighting the segregation that was so deeply divisive. that passed laws taking segregation to an extreme. >> celebrated 3 million people to black homelands. denying their right to vote and travel. stripping them of citizen ship. nelson mandela was only 30. he soon became convinces peaceful demonstrations would never be enough to uproot the oppressive racist structure, so he helped form and run an armed guerilla movement. a campaign of bombings and sabotage against government targets in the early 60's, led to his arrest and prosecution, along with others in the movement. convicted by spared a death sentence, mandela would spend more than a quarter of a century, 27 years behind prison walls. 18 of those at the notorious robin island. through repression, and the violence focus the attention of the world on s racism.depth of south boycottability a the economy became the most famous prisoner in the world. the powerful international condemnation, and growing domestic unrest chipped away atar par tide
technology used by law enforcement to bring down criminals and the crime rate. that's next on al jazeera. >> they are some of the meanest streets in the country. two cities where the california dream has really been fading into a reality of crime, but oakland and richmond, california, are fighting back. not with boots on the ground, but with bots. technologhat can track a gunshot from thousands of miles away. "techknow's" lindsay moran spent time on the ground to find out how this works. >> reporter: oakland and richmond is a network of high tech ears. acoustic sensors that could be a game changing in reducing gun violence. it's part of "shot spotter." within seconds after a gun is fired the system pinpoints the location, and alerts police dispatchers and patrol units. >> the first thing it shows is that there were multiple gunshot fires and give us pinpoint location. i almost have realtime information where shots are being fired and where i'm going. >> here's how it works. when a gun is fired, the sound is picked up and recorded by multiple season cores placed in different locations. ea
and considered it an outlet for stress and anger. while running the first law firm, he trained here. today it's the soweto ymca. >> i used to get in a lot of trouble. >> what kind of trouble? >> you know know, with people and stuff. >> young men train today in a modern base. when nelson mandela boxed here, the room was made of concrete. we are in hard times. now we are free. >> thanks to nelson mandela. >> thanks to nelson mandela. >> thanks to nelson mandela, south africa's fight is kept inside the ring. >> people have changed with the fighting. >> here, all of this, this is the equipment that nelson mandela would have used. >> outback a security guard shows me the equipment nelson mandela once used. memories of a boxer and chose a different fight, and why. >> in a few hours south africa will begin a national day of mourning. on tuesday there'll be a funeral that president obama will attend. it will be one. biggest, emotional memorials we see in a lodge time. >> not just a memorial, but a week of reflection and prayer; is that correct. >> absolutely in a few hours we'll see mosques and churc
by excessive speed and in 2008 congress passed a law giving railroad until 2015 for positive control systems and they are designed to prevent human error which is the cause of 40% of train accidents. but since they are pretty expensive and a bit complicated to install, railroads want to push back the deadline by 5-7 years. but metro north is actually in the process of installing such a system and currently it does have an automatic train control system in place which allows the train to apply the brakes even if an engineer does not respond to an excessive speed alert. that train was headed to new york's grand central terminal where al jazeera's jennifer glass is covering the delays. jennifer do you have any idea when the trains will be backup and running? >> no, morgan, we don't. we know the transit authority will want to get them running as soon as possible because it's the second biggest line in the country and 26,000 on the hudson line which was effected but metropolitan are expecting large trains and finding other ways to get her and the train has to be cleared off the tracks and the tra
average viewer want's to actually understand how the health care law is going to help them or hurt them. >> they know they can get extremist bickering somewhere else. >> people say that we're revolutionary. our revolution is just going back to doing the best in journalism. >> this is the place to go watch high quality journalism, period. >> start with one issue education... gun control... the gap between rich and poor... job creation... climate change... tax policy... the economy... iran... healthcare... ad guests on all sides of the debate. >> this is a right we should all have... >> it's just the way it is... >> there's something seriously wrong... >> there's been acrimony... >> the conservative ideal... >> it's an urgent need... and a host willing to ask the tough questions >> how do you explain it to yourself? and you'll get... the inside story ray suarez hosts inside story weekdays at 5 eastern only on al jazeera america >> and welcome back. tonight we're looking in depth at health care in privately run prisons in america and in the second part of his investigation, america tonight
. >> university of detroit law prover larry dubin says creditors seeking to claim what they are ode go after the city's art for compensation. >> i think creditors will fight as hard as they can. >> during the bankruptcy elegibility federal judge steven rhodes didn't say whether he'd allow the sale of prized artwork. he cautioned the city to take care when deciding to sell assets the detroit institute of arts is readying to a fight. they released this statement which reads this part: >> if the collection is jeopardise the dia is committed to taking action to preserve the cultural birth right for future generation generations. >>> some creditors say the cityies collection of classic cards >> chicago is facing a similar crisis, saddled with a $19 billion pension plan. the city must boost its contribution by $590 million. increasing the money to $1.5 billion. the mayor said the citiy will be forced to double property taxes or eliminate services. >> bureau of stat is it thes said union membership decreased. there's an age disparity. >> the rate is 15.6%. for workers 55 to 64. the numbers drops fr
. >> your average viewer want's to actually understand how the health care law is going to help them or hurt them. >> they know they can get extremist bickering somewhere else. >> people say that we're revolutionary. our revolution is just going back to doing the best in journalism. >> this is the place to go watch high quality journalism, period. >> start with one issue ad guests on all sides of the debate. and a host willing to ask the tough questions and you'll get... the inside story ray suarez hosts inside story weekdays at 5pm et / 2pm pt only on al jazeera america tÑ ♪ how i wonder what you are ♪ ♪ up above the world so high like a diamond in the sky ♪-e at 95 he left the world with such a youthful spirit. his legacy, a significant part of history. one that changed lives forever. a south african himself, al jazeera reports from capetown. far limit, memory of that day when he delivered his first address. >> this is the way he has his own place. from the tour guide, demonstrating that even the great can sometimes get it wrong. the former president making a speak. and he -- maki
in the health care reform law. mike viqueria, are all the problems fixed? >> well, not all the problems are fixed but the white house spokesman just moments ago jay carney speaking for the president believes that the website has significantly improved and they have met their threshold for the vast majority of citizens who sign on. 90% will have a successful experience and will be able to enroll through the website. night and day is how the top official that the president put in charge of having this website up and functioning by november 30th, last saturday, says the difference is between october 1st, and the end of november. the problem is, that it's two months, two months that were virtually lost where people could not enroll on the website and now it's crunch time. some of the other metrics they put out, the error rate is less than 1%, when earlier i.t. was 6%, other websites is 1/10 of 1%, or more than that. 80,000 a day, stephanie i myself got on the website a couple of times today with really a short wait. it depends on what you're in. the, in virginia, they rely on
in chatsworth, california, in about 2006-7. in any event there is a system where the law is now saying that they want a positive train control where the rails keep pushing that schedule to the right. they hope that they will not allow those delays to occur. >> would it be better for freight trains than it is for passenger trains? >> well, the rail system is very well equipped and does well on its own. amtrak, of course, does not have its own rail system. it runs on the tracks owned by the rail, freight rail system. so freight rail maintains its tracks to 79 mph, and amtrak wants to up it to 135 mph. so they pay that extra amount to the freight rails to get the tracks in condition to be able to have their trains russia runa higher speed. >> we appreciate your insight. thank you very much. >> thanks, good to be with you. >> well now to iran where that country's foreign minister is offering new insight into the historic deal involving the iranian nuclear program. he said u.s.-led sanctions did not push iran to the negotiating table. the u.s. disagrees. >> hand shakes, smiles, a deal. the
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the affordable care act. this afternoon they'll launch an effort to explain the law's benefits and why it was passed in the first place. >>> a federal judge has declared detroit is eligible for bankruptcy. the city has roughly $18 billion of debt. the city could be forced to cut the pensioned of retired employees. ♪ >>> i'm dave warren. the headline with the weather will be the arctic blast that is just starting to move south. here are the current readings. 50 in tulsa. 55 degrees in st. louis. there is some light snow with this as well. we had some snow in the last 24 hours, and more will come down as this storm continues to develop. there is the cold air coming in from the north. the warm air being pulled up ahead of the storm. the arctic blast is coming down from the north, and by tuesday and wednesday it is through the dakotas through kansas and oklahoma as this storm continues to intensify. there will be gusty wind with this. we'll be talking about wind chill and snow. another storm drops and dumps a foot of snow in colorado. what it feels like on your skin, though, by wednesday
point, urging officers to respond. he was still on the phone when law enforcement officers did enter the school approximately nine minutes after that first 911 call. the gunman, 20-year-old adam lanza reportedly killed himself within minutes from when officers arrived. too late to save 20 children, six educators or lanza's mother, whose body was found at home. six attorneys argued depend the release, they were overruled by the state judge. >> he has read the official police report, peter, do these tapes tell us anything more about the police response in this case? >> no, not from what i saw. i think people were looking to listen to these and maybe find something that could be an answer, maybe a slow response but everything i saw everything i read and what the commission found i think the 911 operators acted, they were the first responders who could do everything they could do. >> has this changed anything? >> i don't think it's changed, just another incident of what is an edification of what has to be done ever since columbine. the term used is an active shooting, whether in a school
of the late president hugo chavez, announcing government plan, passing laws. he's given out his phone number to connect with the people live on tv. [ speaking foreign language ] >> the president claims to be the son. >> translation: i was able to interpret the soul of the commander. that marks the profile of my personality. he left an imprint on what i do and what is left to do. >> trying to be chavez is hard. he was a media master. he led his socialist revolution over the air waves with unparalleled charm. >> trans: chavez was a funny guy with a great sense of humour. you could be against him but realise he was witty. nicolas maduro doesn't have that. he's portraying himself in the media as being strong, bellagerent, aggressive. >> anyone will say that chavez is irreplaceable. the strategy is to present nicolas maduro like chavez to ensure continuity in the government. >> it's working for chavez's revolution to continue. there is report for nicolas maduro, because chavez said so. >> translation: the president was intel gent. he said nicolas maduro was the successor. >> slowly nicolas madur
understand how the health care law is going to help them or hurt them. >> they know they can get extremist bickering somewhere else. >> people say that we're revolutionary. our revolution is just going back to doing the best in journalism. >> this is the place to go watch high quality journalism, period. al jazeera america is growing and now more americans are getting the high quality, original, in-depth reporting al jazeera america is known for. >> to find out more about al jazeera america go to >> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm del walters. the battle over the budget part four congress on the verge of a new spending deal as lawmakers face that looming deadline. a deal that would avoid the government shutdown like the one we lived through in october. libby casey is on capitol hill. libby, everybody wants to know could we be facing another government shutdown? >> reporter: it looks like negotiators may be able to come up with not a grand bargain, not even an immediate-sized bargain but a little bargain. december 13th, this fry is the deadline to come up to present to
of choice. the ukrainian people want to be an open european country. they want rule of law, they want democracy, they want their children to grow up in a free society. then, being under the influence of russia means moving back. i'm quoting a favorite ukrainian poet, what's the sense of moving forward if you have to move back. >> urin cmentd and in, thank you for joining us. pavlo, thank you for joining us. >>> a looming bankruptcy. what's within detroit's ever shrinking fire department. >> at the end of the tunnel there was a light. why don't they turn the light off, say hey, find your way out. >> we spent a day in the dark with the detroit's firefighters as they struggle to keep the city safe. >>> and on our final segment, heaven's gate, where travelers get grounded during the busy holiday season. >> and now a techknow minute... >> we wrap up here, if you travel to see family this holiday hopefully you've made it home with just a few delays. lori jane gliha has the story from a little known church providing faith on the go. >> oh thanksgiving. you know the drill. stress of overbooki
took earlier. >> your average viewer want's to actually understand how the health care law is going to help them or hurt them. >> they know they can get extremist bickering somewhere else. >> people say that we're revolutionary. our revolution is just going back to doing the best in journalism. >> this is the place to go watch high quality journalism, period. al jazeera america is growing and now more americans are getting the high quality, original, in-depth reporting al jazeera america is known for. >> to find out more about al jazeera america go to ♪ welcome back to al jazeera america i'm stephanie sy and these are the top stories at this hour, a snow and ice storm that crippled parts of the country made it to the northeast over the weekend and grounded 2500 flights nationwide including 1,000 in dallas alone. the storm also caused multiple car pile ups in several states. after weeks of antigovernment protests in thailand the prime minister dissolved the nation's parliament and new elections by february and not clear if yingluck shinawatra will be the choice to lea
here. that is life itself. >> joining us now is the law professor from michigan and also edward mcneil. and professor i want to begin with you. i think we under stood fro undea legal stand point that there would be negotiations when detroit wakes up tomorrow is there going to be something different or tangible that you can see. >> i don't think the residents will see a difference. the garbage will be collected and they'll have the same number of street lights. but yo what you will see that is different is this is a bit of a set back for the unions. i think judge rhodes decided that the michigan constitution does provide them the protection they were hoping for. that puts them in a position of negotiations where they no longer have the silver bullet that they were hoping for. and that may lead to a different dynamic for the discussions for the unions and bond holders and mr. orr. >> ed you are involved in the negotiations and there is a limitation as to what you can talk about. this is a blow for you an your membership is it not? that you don't have the complete protection, there should
republican leaders don't son concerned. >> i think it's a bad idea to revisit a law that is actually working and reducing spending for the government. >> not all republicans are at peace with it. congressman howell rogers of kentucky chairs the appropriations committee and says the current cuts and the next round are gruesome. >> a $20 billion cut to the military above and beyond what they already sustained. that would be very, very severe. >> reporter: congressman moran questions the real incentive for getting a deal done. >> we could fix the budget situation in a bipartisan way won hours, but the leadership doesn't want that done. they don't want to make deals. >> during back the sequester and preventing another government shut down would required them working together and that would be progress. >> reporter: we did see that paul ryan and patty measure which neat today. no news of a budget deal yet but they're trying to find a number that makes both sides happy. >> i love it, libby 37 corner them in the hallways. libby casey on capitol hill for husband. >> in ten days the nation will the o
's voices of soweto to those who thought they never would see the day when equality would be law. he touched lives in a way more lasting than anyone ever expected. i was able to get to know his grandson who is helping his legacy live on. this is my mandela moment. >> there he is, smiling, peaceful, regal. that's nelson mandela sitting in the office holding the phone as reverend jackson asks him to give a quick hello to his wife. see the young lady behind him in the black dress, that's me, a freshly minted college grad meeting a man i had only read about in history books. it's funny how life works. i never imagined i would be be sitting there when a year before i was an eager college senior choosing where i would go for my fulbright scholarship. i chose south africa. i started teaching kids in one of the country's poorest townshiptownships. they were the first generation of born frees and their dreams were almost as big as their smiles. >> do you see there is hope for change? >> we could be hoping. >> shortly after i started working with them i got invited to meet president mandela while reve
passed a law requiring a licence to sell these cigarettes and banses sales on the streets. it's to discourage sales to minors. the cigarettes are markets to children, and especially flavours like bubble gum which you are not allowed to do. three states are treating them ke cigarettes. 100 cities, los angeles among them are beginning to restrict the cigarettes. los angeles is considering another bill banning the use of escripts in places where tobacco is prohibited. the "the los angeles times" said h evidence of harm. they wrote fear is not a good basis for regulation. research is. government agencies should be wary of overreacting. it's not an overreaction according to the lung association. >> we don't know what the dangers of using them might be. we want to her on the side of caution. >> it's fine to keep e-cigarettes away from kids, but it is feared that overregulation will drive smokers back to tobacco. we are trying to help people get off tobacco products. >> the free-willing days of electronic cigarettes may be a look at what is coming out of that device. re expected to d
individual's personal needs. we are just doing what is required of us by swedish law. but doing that is becoming more challenging. within the next few years, sweden's earlly will outnumber caregivers and facilities. it falls on municipalities for finding solutions and technology is playing a leading role. this is the future of elderly care. a machine that lives with you in your own home. it keeps an eye on you and relatives and the medical help are just a click away. giraffe louse you to virtuallily enter the home vie a computer and internet. and conduct a visit. >> if i were your granny, what would you do for me? >> take care of people and live independently. >> can granny gets tired can she just say good-bye? >> she can say good-bye. >> see you later. >> different electronic care solution he for the elderly and the giraffe is one of the popular ones. >> people above 80 started to tell me a lot of situations why they could be more independent, where they could gain integrity. if they could have a giraffe in their home. >> inventions like the giraffe are saving money for swedish
individual's personal needs. we're just doing what is required of us by swedish law. >> reporter: doing that is becoming more challenging. within the next few years, sweden's elderly outnumber care givers and facilities. it calls on local municipalities to find creative solutions, and technology is playing a leading role. this is the future of elderly care. a machine that lives with you in your own home. it keeps an eye on you and relatives and medical help are just a click away. giraffe allows you to enter a home from the computer via the internet and conduct visits with your loved ones. if i was your granny what can you do for me? >> take a look at the kitchen and look at the counter and sink and see if this person is able to take care of themselves and live independently. >> if granny gets tired of you, can she say good-bye. >> she can say good-bye. >> see you later. they have been using different electronic care solutions for the elderly, and the giraffe is one of the popular ones. >> people started to tell me a lot of situations where they could be more i understand pnt and gain in
it an outlet for stress and anger. whilst running the first law firm he trained here. today it's the soweto ymca. >> i used to get in trouble, so i started boxing. >> what kind of trouble? >> you know. >> young men from soweto train in a modern space. when nelson mandela boxed the ring was made of concrete. [ inaudible ] >> thanks to nelson mandela. >> thanks to nelson mandela. >> thanks to nelson mandela's south africa's fight is kept inside. ring. >> it's changed, all the fighting. >> right here, the equipment that nelson mandela would have used. >> out back a security guard showed me equipment nelson mandela would have used. mem bris -- memories of a boxer who showed a different fight. is >> and michael is here with sport. i didn't realise nelson mandela was a boxer. >> a good boxer. >> let's turn to the nfl. adrian peterson, minnesota vikings, was carted off the field with an ankle injury after a tackle by arthur brown. he won the vible player award. he was questionable to play due to a groin injury. he was the leader with 1200 and 8 yards. history made in park city utah. the united st
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